Microsoft Surface revenue soars to $1.1B in Q2 2015, 10.5M Lumia phones sold

Microsoft has announced its second quarter earnings for fiscal year 2015. The software giants’ Surface and Lumia divisions has helped in increasing revenue and handset sale.


Microsoft reported a revenue of $26.5 billion and $7.8 billion of operating income. Devices and Consumer division of the company reported revenue of $12.9 billion, up 8 percent on a year-over-year basis. Microsoft’s Surface revenue was up 24 percent to $1.1 billion from $908 million in last quarter. Surface Pro 3 was responsible for the growth as its sales increased during the holiday season.

“Microsoft is continuing to transform, executing against our strategic priorities and extending our cloud leadership. We are taking bold steps forward across our business, and specifically with Windows 10, to deliver new experiences, new categories, and new opportunities to our customers.”

said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft.

Moving on, the software and tech giant sold 10.5 million Lumia smartphones and earned a revenue of $2.3 billion. Last quarter, Microsoft sold 9.3 million Lumia smartphones. Almost 40 million non-Lumia phones were sold, declining over the previous year as the feature phone market dries up.

Office 365 Home and Personal subscribers increased to over 9.2 million, up 30% sequentially over prior quarter. It continued its strong growth, with 30% more customers than just last quarter and the total number of Office 365 subscribers is now at 9.2 million. The company’s commercial cloud revenue grew 114% driven by Office 365, Azure and Dynamic CRM Online, and is now on an annualized revenue run rate of $5.5 billion.

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Author: Sneha Bokil

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